Seven (7) finely illustrated French-language nature books, all but one with color plates, including studies of birds, mammals, and horticulture. 1st-3rd items: L'ILLUSTRATION HORTICOLE, Vols. 15,16, and 23. Published in Ghent, Belgium in 1868,1869, and 1876. Each includes approximately 37 chromolithographs including foldouts, with plates in Volume 23 by Pieter de Pannemaeker (Belgium, fl. 19th c.). All 10 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W. 4th-7th items: OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BUFFON, Vols. 1, 3,4, and 5, by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (French, 1707-1788), 1837. Published by Pourrat Freres, Editeurs, Paris, France. Vol. 1, on geography and geology, with three maps and four engraved plates, none colored. Vol. 3, on mammals, with approximately 66 hand-colored engraved plates. Vols. 4 and 5, on ornithology, with approximately 84 and 58 hand-colored engraved plates, respectively. All 10 1/2" H x 7" W.
Covers with shelf wear, scuffs, stains, tears, and areas of loss. Pages with foxing spots and toning.
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